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    After a couple of weeks of delay, my decant of Guerlain Derby upgraded to an Eagle bottle:
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    Great purchase!

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    I've heard this to be animalic - the mid phase sounds very promising...
    That would be the castoreum, and sexy as hell it is.. I also detect an aroma kinda like ripe fruit in the first part that is very well done and so well blended and, frankly, ads to the overall deliciousness of this fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    After a couple of weeks of delay, my decant of Guerlain Derby upgraded to an Eagle bottle:
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    I was expecting this. Enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    Bought one online thanks to an online friend and somehow, this is following me - went to a local perfume store and I see this again, put away on the inside, bottom most shelf. Had to buy it too...

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    Lucky man. Twice in a row! Enjoy this beauty!

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    I was expecting this. Enjoy it.
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    Great purchase!
    Thanks. It was suppose to have arrived around the holidays but the seller came down sick so it was put off a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsieur Montana View Post
    Lucky man. Twice in a row! Enjoy this beauty!
    Sometimes, your search ends up well; just that it's ended well twice. I tested the juice and it's vintage gasoline Fahrenheit at it's best...
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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    Sometimes, your search ends up well; just that it's ended well twice. I tested the juice and it's vintage gasoline Fahrenheit at it's best...
    Yes, it is. I have had the chance to smell one of those myself and it was beautiful.

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    How?! I probably scoured darn near every listing on eBay. Unless you got it somewhere else. Haha. Grats - under the radar stuff!
    A fella on Ebay was selling 8 x 0.5oz bottles of these for a great price. Ended up dumping them into a generic 4oz bottle. Great fragrance and totally worth the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psawjack View Post
    A fella on Ebay was selling 8 x 0.5oz bottles of these for a great price. Ended up dumping them into a generic 4oz bottle. Great fragrance and totally worth the price.
    I'd been thinking about doing the same, but decided I already have enough. Glad to see it was "one of us" who grabbed it.

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    I got my Bowling Greene in recently so I thought I'd post the pic.

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    This one is really good. I can't believe how good. Very complex dry...I get a good quality patchouli, moss, pine...it is really quite quite good.

    My question is, how good are more recent ones? They are available super cheap on eBay.

    Seems:

    Jacqueline Cochran
    Sanofi
    EA

    which are decent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psawjack View Post
    A fella on Ebay was selling 8 x 0.5oz bottles of these for a great price. Ended up dumping them into a generic 4oz bottle. Great fragrance and totally worth the price.

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    Ah yeah, I maybe saw them, but I was wondering how thrilled managed to snag a 2oz spray full pres one - I'm partial to sprays. The little half ounces can be tempting too. Good stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    I got my Bowling Greene in recently so I thought I'd post the pic.

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    This one is really good. I can't believe how good. Very complex dry...I get a good quality patchouli, moss, pine...it is really quite quite good.

    My question is, how good are more recent ones? They are available super cheap on eBay.

    Seems:

    Jacqueline Cochran
    Sanofi
    EA

    which are decent?
    Congrats, TC! I only have the current one and like it a lot. The opening is loud and can be a little harsh, BUT as long as you don't over-apply, you're good. All in all I think it's very very good and the performance is outstanding.
    I would imagine the Cochrans and Sanofis being creamier and mossier. I own a scarsely used 2015 EA-made GF that smells incredible after having macerated and matured a few years on the shelf and is very close to my Sanofi bottle, so I'd imagine the BG will get better as well.
    And though I can't compare current BG to vintage (yet), I'll definately recommend getting it. For comparisons sake, if nothing else
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marand75 View Post
    Congrats, TC! I only have the current one and like it a lot. The opening is loud and can be a little harsh, BUT as long as you don't over-apply, you're good. All in all I think it's very very good and the performance is outstanding.
    I would imagine the Cochrans and Sanofis being creamier and mossier. I own a scarsely used 2015 EA-made GF that smells incredible after having macerated and matured a few years on the shelf and is very close to my Sanofi bottle, so I'd imagine the BG will get better as well.
    And though I can't compare current BG to vintage (yet), I'll definately recommend getting it. For comparisons sake, if nothing else
    I just did. It’s cheap enough. Great value.
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    Krizia Moods Uomo is terrific, and you can find it at a decent price. The original Krizia Uomo is also excellent.
    Yup. just a lovely scent, cant go wrong with it really

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    Default Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    My question is, how good are more recent ones? They are available super cheap on eBay.

    Seems:

    Jacqueline Cochran
    Sanofi
    EA

    which are decent?
    I avoid EA in general, because the reformulations tend to be pretty dire. Cochran is your best bet, but Sanofi should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    I avoid EA in general, because the reformulations tend to be pretty dire. Cochran is your best bet, but Sanofi should be fine.
    thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    I avoid EA in general, because the reformulations tend to be pretty dire. Cochran is your best bet, but Sanofi should be fine.
    I don't have a reference point for comparison, but I received an EA as a Christmas present and I do really enjoy it. The notes are clearly identifiable and have a ton of fizz.

    Also - finally purchased Rive Gauche Pour Homme today Should be arriving by early next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reventon View Post
    I don't have a reference point for comparison, but I received an EA as a Christmas present and I do really enjoy it. The notes are clearly identifiable and have a ton of fizz.
    That's good to hear. As far as I'm concerned, EA destroyed Grey Flannel, though not everyone agrees. Did its version have fizz? In abundance. Alas, it came at a cost to my nose hairs. But perhaps EA left well enough alone with the Bowling Green formula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    That's good to hear. As far as I'm concerned, EA destroyed Grey Flannel, though not everyone agrees. Did its version have fizz? In abundance. Alas, it came at a cost to my nose hairs. But perhaps EA left well enough alone with the Bowling Green formula.
    Oooofffdaaa I have an EA Grey Flannel on order.

    How did the harshness come across, if you don't mind me asking? Was it over dry citrus, or the green elements being too punchy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reventon View Post
    How did the harshness come across, if you don't mind me asking? Was it over dry citrus, or the green elements being too punchy?
    I don't mind you asking, but I'm not sure I can offer a good description. It's just a very sharp opening that has nothing to do with citrus and isn't a shade of green found in nature. It does bear some resemblance to the original GF's violet leaf accord, but in a sort of cartoon exaggerated form. The original has curves: the reformulation is all angles.

    Of course, your mileage may vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    I don't mind you asking, but I'm not sure I can offer a good description. It's just a very sharp opening that has nothing to do with citrus and isn't a shade of green found in nature. It does bear some resemblance to the original GF's violet leaf accord, but in a sort of cartoon exaggerated form. The original has curves: the reformulation is all angles.

    Of course, your mileage may vary.
    That’s actually given me a great mental picture I do love a good violet leaf, so I shall probably hunt down an older formulation for reference in future.

    Having said that, I absolutely loved the nasal hair searing, violent yuzu synth-freshness of L’eau D’Issey (pre reformulation), so EA Grey Flannel could still be a keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
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    The Vintage Fragrance I bought today is becoming way too big - 3.5 years worth of vintage perfume porn.

    This is the new thread for 2020 and probably will be an yearly thing.

    I will start the thread with one of the forum favourite - Gianfranco Ferre Uomo.
    My first bottle was a BNIB splash (1st vintage version).
    Bavard loved the decant I sent and went on to but FB. Unfortunately, he was not happy with it. It was the 1st vintage version but somehow it was not the same as mine. I then bought a few more bottles and versions and finally bought another vintage splash and what I found is that vintage splash is not same as vintage spray (or there was a reformulation in first vintage version). That is what Bavard must have noticed when he bought a bottle.

    It was supposed to be a Christmas gift but came a bit late. So it is going to be a new year's gift

    So...
    Are there any major differences? If yes...speak. SPEAAAK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reventon View Post
    That’s actually given me a great mental picture I do love a good violet leaf, so I shall probably hunt down an older formulation for reference in future.

    Having said that, I absolutely loved the nasal hair searing, violent yuzu synth-freshness of L’eau D’Issey (pre reformulation), so EA Grey Flannel could still be a keeper.
    Hi, Reventon. My most current GF is of 2015 and it has matured well to a dark golden juice and has a very good amount of violet/violet leaf. Yes, the opening WAS a quite harsh green, but has calmed down since. The Sanofi is excellent, btw, and can be easily found and, yes, Epocha and Cochran versions are the top dogs.
    So if it says 'cologne' and/or 'cologne spray' (early Sanofis were also 'colognes'), then you're good to go
    Haven't smelled the newest version w/ the paler coloured glass, and will agree 100% with PStoller that EA-reformulations generally are sketchy.
    I hope you'll enjoy it, and wish you happy hunting!
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    I want to smell that! Haven't explored d'Orsay yet.
    I'm wearing it today, courtesy of Earlyn and VSS2. Obviously, I like it!

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    I bought this a few weeks ago but first wore it today. It is MAGNIFICENT. It is not urinal at all, but has that richness that none of the other versions I have have...I think it's early 1980s based upon ROTLS. It wasn't cheap but it was exactly what I was hoping for and more.

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    Love this one also!
    Thank you, sir. Seems nobody else wanted it. I watched it on eBay for months before finally making a best offer, which was hastily accepted.

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    That was fast! I like that crown-like stopper thingy. This looks just like the bottle in a 1959 ad. This and the bottle you sampled from were both on offer then so juice should be consistent.
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